Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.
While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.
Colourful Nuuk App
When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more.
As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website.
Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.
Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?
Well, stop wondering and watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life.
Learn About Events
Exhibition // TupilappassuitDate: 06-12-2018 - 17-03-2019
New exhibition opening on the 8th of December at 5 o'clock, with art enterpreting tupilaks.
Nuuk Snow Fest 2019Date: 21-03-2019 - 24-03-2019
The last Snow Festival in Nuuk was back in 2008. Since then a lot of people have requested the return of the festival to Nuuk, and now it is finally...
Multi KultiDate: 04-04-2019 - 07-04-2019
Mini festival that celebrates and embraces the cultural diversity in Nuuk.
Nuuk Nordic 2019Date: 07-10-2019 - 13-10-2019
Co-creation and collaboration from all over the Nordic region - an explosion of music, workshops, performance arts, film and much much more all over...
Get Inspired by Travel Stories
Nuuk = welcoming, unique & truly stunning
Nuuk - what a great place to visit and explore! It was so different to what I imagined Greenland would be like. I visited Nuuk as part of a business...
Nuuk- a welcoming, colorful and pioneering city!
I enjoyed everything about my recent trip to Nuuk! It is one of the most beautiful and unique destinations I have ever traveled to- it is a “must-see”...
A place to be discovered!
Wow - Nuuk was not at all what I expected! I found Nuuk to be a dynamic cosmopolitan city. Here, you can find nature, culture and history just...
We went to Nuuk in November, and had an awesome 5 day trip. The city is full of the nicest people and we instantly felt welcome. We went on a boat...